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IN People ON 30 Nov, 2015
What do you think of when you hear about drones? Some of you might think of military warfare and how these complex machines have become useful in combatting terrorism. But as the days go by, it has been apparent that drones could actually be a familiar sight for the average person in the near future. Amazon apparently already uses drones to deliver products, and they are often used to capture magnificent videos of landscapes. But what if these drones accidentally harm someone?
This is the story of a toddler who was accidentally hurt by a drone and had his eye sliced in half.
Oscar Webb is an adorable baby boy who was severely hurt by a drone. The drone was being operated by a family relative who was well-aware about the usage of drones, but the drone, unfortunately, hit a nearby tree and started malfunctioning.
The drone hit the innocent boy, and now Oscar Webb would require surgery even before a prosthetic eye could be provided for him.
Oscar Webb was only 18-month-old when a drone's propeller hit him in his left eye.
It was Simon Evans who was experienced with using drones, but he really didn't mean to hurt his family relative.
Doctors apparently rushed to save the poor boy's eye, but they were too late and had to remove it from him.
Oscar Webb's mother, Amy Roberts, was incredibly frightened when she saw her son's left eye, specifically the bottom part which had been severely damaged. She prayed that what she saw wasn't real because it was too unbearable to watch.
Oscar Webb now has to undergo several operations before a prosthetic eye would be put in him.
Simon Evans, who flew the drone that attacked Oscar, has not used a drone since the incident because it makes him feel sick.
Any product or material that is flying or being operated at high speed can cause severe harm to one's eye. Be careful! Share the story to make others aware.